Channel 4 & Hulu Head Back Into ‘National Treasure’ Territory With Jack Thorne’s Four-Part Drama ‘The Light’

Deadline | 8/20/2018 | Peter White
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UK broadcaster Channel 4 and Hulu are heading back into national treasure territory with a four-part drama written by Jack Thorne. The two companies have commissioned The Light (w/t) from the prolific writer, who wrote National Treasure and Kiri, which was released in the U.S. under the National Treasure brand.

The series, which is produced by All3Media’s The Forge, will look at disability and focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small Welsh town which has seen more prosperous times. The disaster claims the lives of many, children included and, as personal and communal grief gives way to a torrent of anger and blame, the community finds itself torn apart. It will explore the complex web of decisions and circumstances, both political and personal, that led to the fatal event. The community feels powerless in the face of seemingly inexorable political and business forces but the drama asks to what extent they are complicit in their own fate.

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The Light was commissioned by C4’s departing Head of Drama Beth Willis and is exec produced by George Ormond and George Faber. Shooting will start in 2019 and it will be distributed globally by All3Media International.

Thorne said, “I cannot believe Channel 4...
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